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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

National Infection Prevention and Control Manual


Updated literature review and NIPCM/CH IPCM text - Infection Prevention and Control for Care of the deceased

18 Jan 2023

The IPC for Care of the Deceased literature review has been reviewed and updates made to the NIPCM and CH IPCM.

This literature review examines the available professional literature on infection prevention and control during care of the deceased in health and care settings. It has been updated using the two-person methodology as described in the NIPCM Development Process and includes one new objective along with recommendations.

These updates cover

  • Infection status and risk assessment.
  • Viewing, washing and dressing of bodies where a specific disease is confirmed or suspected.
  • Post-mortem of those suspected or confirmed with having a TSE.

View literature review v 3.0

View section 2.5 Care of Deceased in NIPCM

View section 5 Care of Deceased in CH IPCM